REVIEW: Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, until Saturday, November 22.

How can just three people create such comic chaos? Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense really is a remarkable night at the theatre.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s a little bit too self-consciously clever at the start as James Lance’s Wooster explains he’s just about to re-enact - with the help of John Gordon Sinclair’s Jeeves and Robert Goodale as butler Seppings - one of the mapcap convoluted escapades only he, Bertie Wooster, is capable of.

And there are moments in the first half where the whole thing just doesn’t quite grab.

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But after the interval, the daftness of it all is utterly charming as the three actors quite brilliantly create a world of total nuttiness before our eyes, a range of characters thwarting Wooster at every turn in a plot too bonkers to relate.

There’s plenty of fun with characters disappearing under beds, with over-life size threats and an hilarious battle not to be dragged out of the window - all, just as promised, perfect nonsense but all demonstrating an astonishing level of stagecraft from our terrific trio.

Phil Hewitt